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Beware the Ides of March

Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare  Recorded in 1964, starring Sir Ralph Richardson and Anthony Quayle with supporting cast this audio version of Shakespeare's stage play features a unique cover illustration by Maurice Sendak (Wherethe Wild Things Are) and an introductory essay by Harvard scholar Harold Bloomaccompanies. the CD.



Brick Shakespeare : the tragedies : Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and Julius Caesar as told and illustrated by John McCann, Monica Sweeney, and Becky Thomas Enjoy four of Shakespeare’s tragedies told with LEGO bricks. Here are Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and Julius Caesar enacted scene by scene, captioned by excerpts from the plays. Flip through one thousand color photographs as you enjoy Shakespeare’s iconic poetry and marvel at what can be done with the world’s most popular children’s toy.


The death of Caesar : the story of history's most famous assassination by Barry Strauss The exciting, dramatic story of one of history’s most famous events—the death of Julius Caesar—now placed in full context of Rome’s civil wars by eminent historian Barry Strauss. Thanks to William Shakespeare, the death of Julius Caesar is the most famous assassination in history. But what actually happened on March 15, 44 BC is even more gripping than Shakespeare’s play. In this thrilling new book, Barry Strauss tells the real story. Caesar’s assassins saw him as a military dictator who wanted to be king. He threatened a permanent change in the Roman way of life and in the power of senators. The assassins rallied support among the common people, but they underestimated Caesar’s soldiers, who flooded Rome. The assassins were vanquished; their beloved Republic became the Roman Empire.

Julius Caesar, CEO : 6 principles to guide & inspire modern leaders by Alan Axelrod Thanks to Caesar, “crossing the Rubicon” has become a synonym for bold, decisive decision-making where the risks are great--but the rewards can be greater. In his popular CEO series, bestselling writer Alan Axelrod analyzes Caesar as a business leader, using an engaging, conversational style to explore six inspirational principles that constitute Julius Caesar's guiding tenets. From this, Axelrod draws 92 lessons that modern business leaders should learn from this first, great, and iconic CEO.


The tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare Shakespeare may have written Julius Caesar as the first of his plays to be performed at the Globe, in 1599. For it, he turned to a key event in Roman history: Caesar’s death at the hands of friends and fellow politicians. Renaissance writers disagreed over the assassination, seeing Brutus, a leading conspirator, as either hero or villain. The Folger Shakespeare Library edition presents the annotated text of Shakespeare's tragedy in which Cassius, fearing Julius Caesar's ambition, forms a conspiracy among Roman republicans, including Caesar's trusted friend Brutus, to assassinate him on the Ides of March; includes supplemental materials.


Julius Caesar directed by David Bradley Academy Award winners Marlon Brando, Sir John Gielgud and Greer Garson star with James Mason and Deborah Kerr in this exceptional 1953 film adaptation of William Shakespeare's tragedy of honor, heroism, loyalty and the fear of tyranny. Special features include: vintage behind-the scenes footage and Marlon Brando movie trailer gallery.




Dynasty : the rise and fall of the House of Caesar by Tom Holland Opening with the murder of Julius Caesar, this is the period of the first and perhaps greatest Roman Emperors and it's a colorful story of rule and ruination, running from the rise of Augustus through to the death of Nero. Holland's expansive history also has distinct shades of I Claudius, with five wonderfully vivid (and in three cases, thoroughly depraved) Emperors—Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, and Nero—featured, along with numerous fascinating secondary characters. Intrigue, murder, naked ambition and treachery, greed, gluttony, lust, incest, pageantry, decadence—the tale of these five Caesars continues to cast a mesmerizing spell across the millennia.


Caesar Must Die from Adopt Films As part of a rehabilitative prison program, inmates at a high-security prison in Rome prepare for a public performance of Shakespeare's ''Julius Caesar''. As they rehearse, the prisoners, many of whom are long termers and lifers for serious crimes, find that the classic play has both a striking resonance and contrast to their confined lives. In Italian with English subtitles, winner of the 2012 Berlin Film Festival Golden Bear award.




How they croaked : the awful ends of the awfully famous by Georgia Bragg and illustrated by Kevin O'Malley Over the course of history men and women have lived and died. In fact, getting sick and dying can be a big, ugly mess-especially before the modern medical care that we all enjoy today. How They Croaked relays all the gory details of how nineteen world figures gave up the ghost. Readers will be fascinated well past the final curtain, and feel lucky to live in a world with painkillers, X-rays, soap, and 911.






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